RPM and tarballs
tmz at pobox.com
Tue May 8 15:42:21 UTC 2007
Oliver Ruebenacker wrote:
> If you install software directly from a tarball, rpm will not be
> aware of the installation. How can rpm be made aware of it?
Basically, you need to package the tarball as an rpm and then install
> Is rpm --rebuilddb supposed to always fix the problem?
Nope, that's not what --rebuilddb does.
> Or should I always try to turn the tarball into an rpm file?
Yeah, I would (and do).
> How to do this?
There are more than a few tutorials out there. Here are two links to
documentation written specifically for Fedora that might provide a
good starting point:
If you poke around in a few SRPMS, you'll likely get the hang of it
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